Although there are many benefits of moving to the Cloud, most cost-saving benefits may still be unknown small businesses. Now more than ever, is the time to show businesses how to expand while reducing costs.
- The Cloud gives your small business access to otherwise hard-to-reach or hard-to-afford IT expertise. You don’t have to pay for full-time IT staff that will manage your servers, software, and hardware. The Cloud relieves you from installing, maintaining, and upgrading software and hardware and manages everything for you.
- Eliminate the cost associated with replacing PCs every two to three years. Since the computing is done in the Cloud, any old computer will do. Use the computer till it runs into the ground, then just simply get up, go to the next computer, log in, and continue exactly where you left off in two minutes flat.
- Another benefit comes to you with the advent of the new Cloud app markets, giving you comparison shopping right at your fingertips. Almost all apps offer free trials and pay-as-you-go pricing so you can sign up for new apps for as long as necessary, without any long-term commitments. Additionally, for every highly sophisticated (perhaps too sophisticated) app, there are simpler options at much lower costs for those businesses that only need a basic solution.
- Lastly, every entrepreneur can tell you that often, unnecessary costs come from things that they’ve purchased, but never used. The Cloud scales with you. If you are seasonal – or grow overnight – you won’t have to spend a dime on additional hardware or long-term software agreements, since Cloud apps are typically charged on a monthly and per-user basis.